Funeral services were held for Austin Andrew Howell, 31, of Lombard, Illinois on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 3 p.m. at George County Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Hilltop Cemetery with Rev. Russell LaGrone officiating the services.
A professional rock climber who loved the outdoors and a technical trainer for Ericsson, he died June 30 in Morganton, N.C. He was born September 14, 1987, in Webster, Texas. He loved his family and friends and was always there for them.
He is survived by his father David (Patricia) Howell of Lucedale; mother Terri Zinke (Gregory) Jackson of Friendswood, Texas; sister Alecia Howell (Kenneth) Rolling of Lucedale; brother Landon Brady of Friendswood, Texas; stepfather Ray Brady of Friendswood, Texas; nieces Alithia and Magdalena Rolling; nephews Nikolaus, Theodore, James, Louis Napoleon, Conlin and Alton Rolling; and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers included Landon Brady, Ray Brady, Gregory Jackson, Jake Pierce, Justin Howell and David Zinke. Honorary pallbearers were Clayton Howell and Daniel Howell.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.